MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature.
One standard citation format applies to every source type
Reproduced from https://style.mla.org/whats-new/
Author. When a source has three or more authors, only the first one shown in the source is normally given.
Container. Containers are the elements that “hold” the source. For example, if a television episode is watched on Netflix, Netflix is the container.
Number and volume. Note that the abbreviations vol. and no. have been added to journal article citations.
Omitting the publisher from some source types. It is not necessary to include the publisher for periodicals or for a web site when the name of the site matches the name of the publisher.
Omitting the city of publication. Include the the city of publication only if the version of the source differs when published in a different country. (Example: British editions of books versus versions printed in the United States).
Inclusion of URLs (without “http://” or “https://”) is highly recommended. This allows to trace the information online, even if it becomes outdated.
The citing of DOIs (digital object identifiers) is encouraged.
Citing the date when an online work was consulted is now optional.
Selected examples of MLA 7 vs. MLA 8
|MLA 7||MLA 8|
Article from a library
|Web site with no author|
The examples above are reproduced from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/22/
Sources for additional information
Please note that citation formatters built into databases don't always keep up with the latest changes. If you use the database to generate your MLA citation, please make sure to compare the citation against the core elements, changes, and examples listed above.